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How do I maintain my radiators?

The simplest way to maintain your radiators is to keep them free from dust, especially in the case of convector radiators. For tips and advice on the best way to maintain your radiators via effective cleaning, consult our Advice Centre…
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What happens if you don’t bleed a radiator?

Over time, air can become trapped within your radiators, leading to cold spots and a less-than-optimal performance from your home heating devices. If you don’t bleed your radiators, the issue will worsen over time. It could lead to…
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Should water come out when bleeding a radiator?

Yes, it is perfectly normal for water to escape when a radiator is bled. You’ll likely notice some drips emerging when initially turning the bleed screw in an anti-clockwise direction. And water would pour out once the air was released,…
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Are cast iron radiators more efficient than modern steel radiators?

Cast iron radiators are proven to work in an energy efficient manner, with cast iron actually boasting a higher level of conductivity than steel. As a material, cast iron may take longer to heat up than steel, but it also retains its…
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Can a radiator be moved?

Yes. You can move a radiator yourself if you’re not making full-scale changes to your home heating, and are intending to make use of your existing pipework. If you need to move radiators to an area with new or alternate pipework, you…
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Can I put a radiator beneath a TV?

It isn’t recommended to place a radiator beneath a TV if it can be avoided, considering the detrimental effect the emerging heat could have on the television. However, if you have little other option due to space restrictions, there…
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Can I put a TV next to a radiator?

It is not advisable to position a radiator close to a TV, as the emerging heat could cause potential damage to the television. However, if you have little room to manoeuvre in a smaller living room or lounge area, and have little other…
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What are house radiators made of?

House radiators tend to be manufactured from one of four main materials. Usually, you’ll find radiators to be constructed from cast iron, aluminium, mild steel or stainless steel. Take a look at the BestHeating Radiator Buying Guide…
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What is the difference between cast iron, steel and aluminium radiators?

Somewhat obviously, each of these types of radiator are mainly constructed from contrasting materials, all of which offer their own unique advantages. For instance, cast iron radiators will take longer to heat up than steel or aluminium…
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What’s the difference between single, double and triple radiators?

A single radiator, unsurprisingly, features only one long panel, whilst double radiators have two, and triple radiators incorporate three panels. As a result, single radiators emit less heat than double or triple versions, due to possessing…
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Why does my radiator make a tapping noise?

A tapping noise is usually caused by a thermostatic valve that hasn’t been fitted correctly. In many instances, the radiator valves have been switched by mistake. This is especially the case if you have recently installed new radi…
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How do I stop my radiators from whistling?

Typically, turning the radiator valve to full will succeed in stopping your radiators from whistling. The whistling sound can be caused by radiators having too much water flowing through them, but is thankfully easy to combat.